Month: July 2014

Pinup City 2

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More incredible creators with their versions of the Shadow Hero to boggle your mind, including…  Faith Erin Hicks!

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And there’s Derek Kirk Kim!

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Lark Pien too!

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And Chris Giarrusso!

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And Ben Hatke!

 

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Pinup City

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Here’s Robb Mommaert‘s Shadow Hero pinup! What a doozy!

Robb did a fantastic Malinky Robot one for the “Collected Stories and Other Bits” collection a while back too 🙂

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At CBR, Caleb Mozzocco says that The Shadow Hero is “a must-read, and a contender for one of the best comics of the year.

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And here’s Jonathan Hills snazzy Pinup!! As Jonathan says: “if you’re lucky enough to be in San Diego, go straight to the source and buy it from Gene Luen Yang at the First Second table at #1323” :p

Hank Chu Lives!

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Catch the Green Turtle at San Diego Comic Con and stand a chance to win some original Gene Yang art!

See more shots of the costume at the First Second Blog.

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Meanwhile here’s a pinup by NYT-best selling creator George O’Connor!

And a review from Comic Book Resources, where Sonia Harris writes that the book manages “this crazy juggling act of being truly inspired and new, while also being packed with loving references to everything that has gone before in the genre.

Flight of the Turtles

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A Green Turtle pinup by Kazu Kibuishi!

And The Shadow Hero gets a 10/10 rating in Newsarama‘s Review!

The Flight anthologies edited by Kazu were such fun to work on, and an inspiration for the Liquid City books, so very well chuffed to have Kazu do a piece!

And a big thanks for Forrest Helvie for the review 🙂

 

A Buncha Reviews

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The Shadow Hero gets more reviews!

Cory Doctorow at Boingboing says it’s “is a terrific story, full of the kinds of timeless dilemmas about responsibility, power, and duty that makes the superhero motif so enduring.

Rich Barret at Mental Floss lists it as one of the Most Interesting Comics of the week, and suggests it’s “probably the best superhero comic you will read this year.

Noah Berlatsky (The Hooded Utilitarian) at Salon writes that The Shadow Hero confronts its themes “with humor, insight and intelligence.

Harper Harris at Geekrex has been reviewing in the single issue releases and finds  “the Green Turtle to be my favorite new superhero in years. It’s wonderful to see these kinds of stories come out, and between Yang’s tight, clever scripting and Liew’s dynamic layouts and style, this one comes with very high recommendations!”

And Samantha Roehrig says “[t]his graphic novel is insanely powerful. The weaving of stories is creative and unique” over at Comics Bastards.

Last but surely not least: The Green Turtle pinup above is drawn by Dan (The Man!) Santat! And the one below by Steve “Whiteout” Lieber!

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not quite like anything I’ve read before, but it adds much to the landscape of Asian superheroes and has elevated the Green Turtle to be my favorite new superhero in years. It’s wonderful to see these kinds of stories come out, and between Yang’s tight, clever scripting and Liew’s dynamic layouts and style, this one comes with very high recommendations! – See more at: http://www.geekrex.com/2014/07/comics-spotlight-review-shadow-hero.html#sthash.JVDyyqHk.dpuf
not quite like anything I’ve read before, but it adds much to the landscape of Asian superheroes and has elevated the Green Turtle to be my favorite new superhero in years. It’s wonderful to see these kinds of stories come out, and between Yang’s tight, clever scripting and Liew’s dynamic layouts and style, this one comes with very high recommendations! – See more at: http://www.geekrex.com/2014/07/comics-spotlight-review-shadow-hero.html#sthash.JVDyyqHk.dpuf
not quite like anything I’ve read before, but it adds much to the landscape of Asian superheroes and has elevated the Green Turtle to be my favorite new superhero in years. It’s wonderful to see these kinds of stories come out, and between Yang’s tight, clever scripting and Liew’s dynamic layouts and style, this one comes with very high recommendations! – See more at: http://www.geekrex.com/2014/07/comics-spotlight-review-shadow-hero.html#sthash.JVDyyqHk.dpuf